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Species Arteurotia tractipennis - Starred Skipper - Hodges#3924.1

Starred Skipper - Arteurotia tractipennis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)
Tribe Carcharodini
Genus Arteurotia
Species tractipennis (Starred Skipper - Hodges#3924.1)
Hodges Number
3924.1
Explanation of Names
Arteurotia tractipennis Butler & H. Druce, 1872
Size
wingspan 29 - 35 mm
Identification
forewing has a black subapical patch with 3 small white dots inside it
Range
s. TX (as a stray)(1) to Bolivia (BOA, MPG)
Habitat
Subtropical scrub
Season
Oct-Nov in s. TX (MPG)
Food
larvae host on Croton
Print References
Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire. 1984. Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50. (1)
Works Cited
1.Some new and rare records of Lepidoptera found in Texas.
Kendall, R.O., & W.W. McGuire. 1984. Bulletin of the Allyn Museum 86: 1-50.